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Research Guides

German Studies: Encyclopedias & Overviews

Library resources for the study of German language, literature, and cultural studies.

Sample encyclopedia book covers

The following sources provide quick information on German literature and culture as well as more in depth information such as research surveys of a topic and concise overviews. For language dictionaries see the Learn German guide.

Literary Overviews

For a general guide to literary theory see the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism.